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It might seem a little early to start looking at next year, but as someone wise once said, “past is prologue.” When players start changing uniforms it can be easy to get caught up in the moment of dreaming about how this player will help that player get to the

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Fantasy Baseball

The period of the offseason immediately following the postseason is the loneliest of all for the avid baseball fan. There are generally few trades and players aren’t eligible for free agency yet. So, it is high time to start the process of rating the players. Obviously, some will depend on

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2017 Fantasy BaseballFantasy Baseball

We had been looking at basic five and six category statistics before, but the total points revolution seems to be taking over the sport. Most of you see these numbers in daily fantasy baseball and with changes in legislation, you will only see daily fantasy sports more often. I prefer

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2017 Fantasy BaseballFantasy Baseball

Position rankings are something that usually gets saved for the offseason and we will certainly revisit it then, but the non-waiver deadline means different things depending on whether you are talking real baseball or fantasy baseball. In players playing in head to head leagues, you are looking at the last

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2017 Fantasy BaseballFantasy Baseball

We’ve reached the end of the line on the fielding chronicles for another season. I often enjoy this series because it helps explain teams like the Nationals. They are a very good team and yet over time they have underachieved. You look at their starting pitching and their hitting talent

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2017 Fantasy BaseballFantasy Baseball

Admittedly, breaking down fielding numbers is a guilty pleasure, but it isn’t simply an idle hobby when it comes to fantasy baseball. Sure, fielding numbers don’t count in the official standings, but some teams are getting wise to the interaction between fielding and pitching. They not only are breaking down

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2017 Fantasy BaseballFantasy Baseball

This year brings something new for me, I will be participating in the first auction of my fantasy career. Playing in auctions in obviously exciting and scary at the same time. Every player is immediately available and yet none are a gimmie at the same time. A lot of planning

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2017 Fantasy BaseballFantasy Baseball

We’ve already done catcher rankings this offseason. As much as I love ranking guys 1 through 24, there really is no good way to do it. Some fans have shot back complaining how high or how low a guy is. Their criticism often is valid. So, we are taking a

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2016 Fantasy BaseballFantasy Baseball

Welcome to the second edition of fantasy catchers for the 2017 season. If you read the first article, you know we are profiling the top 24 returning fantasy players at each position. Naturally, there are some young players that will be left out and we will profile them at a

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2016 Fantasy BaseballFantasy Baseball

There are many ways to rank players. I don’t claim to have a monopoly on the truth, but I hope my methods balance analytics with common sense. The analytics part is probably the most involved. We take runs above replacement from the past three seasons according to three different sources

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